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    Default Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    I'm getting ready for a little bluelining and was curious about color and pattern choice. I know the Southern guys historicly prefered something with yellow in the mix and red is another good choice. So far I've tied up a box of bushy attractors in the standard Adams color schemes and some tans as well as yellow and red stimis, plus a few dozen softhackles in red, yellow, and rust. Whatelse should I have?
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    Default Re: Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    Bi Visible, or elk hair caddis............... actually any of the traditional dry flies will produce well, mountain trout don't have a lot of time to make a decision when something comes floating along. I always used whatever struck my fancy unless the Female Beaverkill were on my home stream, then I fished with the FBK

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    Default Re: Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    There you go the BiVisable! I knew I was forgetting something! Thanks Ard! I'm out of elk hair but I have a fresh new patch of dun dyed deer hair that'l have to do
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    Default Re: Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    I fish EHC and Stimis 90% of the time from spring till fall, and small streams is all I fish. You don't have to worry about it being too big either, like Ard said they don't have long to decide and a big mouthfull means they don't have to eat as many to satisfy the appetite. 10 & 12 Stimis, and 12 and 14 EHC.
    Stan

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    Default Re: Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    My favorite and most productive set up on small mountain streams in New Mexico is a Elk Hair Cadis or small May Fly, size 16 or smaller, followed by a size 16 or 18 Black Ant. I fish the ant about 18 inches behind the first fly and I catch more fish on the ant than any other fly.

    jlb

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    Default Re: Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    Here are two great flies for mountain streams
    Two fast water flies.

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    Default Re: Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    My goto flies for small streams:

    Royal Wullfs and Red Humpy's - size 16s for both
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    CDC body, sparse hair wing caddis
    2 minute tie

  9. Default Re: Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    Not sure if im much help unless your headed west.

    I go with Adams, BWO, RS2, WD40, brooks and griffiths and always an ant are 4.

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    Default Re: Favorite flies for mountain streams?

    Quote Originally Posted by dhayden View Post
    My goto flies for small streams:

    Royal Wullfs and Red Humpy's - size 16s for both
    +1, attractors

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